Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Verve Birthday and Anniversary Wishes

It's my FIL's birthday today. He has a duck pond surrounded by Eucalyptus trees, so I thought the image from Verve's set Forever in our Hearts, combined with the Circle image from Just For you, would make a great pair on a card for him. The sentiment is from a set called Circular Sayings. I loved yesterday's Mojo Sketch 98, so much so that I made two cards using it.

To get the image inside of the circle on my first card, I used a Circle Nestabilities shape to make a reverse mask. I then stamped the image inside the circle with Sea Breeze Versamagic and Cocoa Colorbox pigmented ink, and embossed with Detailed Clear Embossing Powder. I framed the circle image with the Labels 3 Nestabilities (Spellbinders) shape, and ink distressed each piece with Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress Ink). The dp is from Deja Views Timeless Collection, and the cardstock is Kraft and Suede Brown Dark (Prismatics).


Not only is it my FIL's birthday today, but it's also my 20th Anniversary. So I made the card below for my husband.
I love the bracketed sentiment *another name for love* from the Verve set World's Best. I stamped the sentiment onto Neenah Natural White cs with Walnut Stain. The heart and Octagon are both Nestabilities (Spellbinders), and the paper is Kimberly Poloson (Fiskars). The buttons are PTI, and the border was made using a Martha Stewart punch. The ribbon is Offray and was colored with a copic to match.

That about sums up both cards. I hope you all are having a wonderful week.
Happy Stamping my blogging friends!!





Birthday Wishes Supplies:
Stamps: Forever in our Hearts, Just For You, and Circular Sayings (Verve)
Paper: Timeless (Deja Views), Kraft, Suede Brown Dark (Prismatics), Neenah Natural White
Ink: Cocoa (Colorbox Pigment Ink), Sea Breeze (Versamagic), Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Labels 3 and Circle Nestabilities, and Tags 5 (Spellbinders), EK Success border punch, Piercing Tool, Hole Punch, Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensional Tape

Anniversary Supplies:
Stamps: World's Best (Verve)
Paper: Kimberly Poloson (Fiskars), Island Mist Light and Suede Brown Dark (Prismatics), Neenah Natural White
Ink: Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress Ink)
Accessories: Octagon, Long Rectangle and Heart Nestabilties (Spellbinders), Martha Stewart Border Punch, Buttons (PTI), Dimensional Tape, Corner Rounder, Ribbon (Offray), Copic

27 comments:

StampOwl said...

These are both gorgeous Tosh ... Happy Anniversary to you and your DH!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my goodness, these are GORGEOUS! I especially love the second one with the heart and buttons!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ooops, I hit the *go* button too quick.....HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your cards Tosh!!! Happy Anniversary!!!

Norine said...

these are great male card love the colors
Happy Anniversary!!!
Hugs
Norine

Amy Sheffer said...

Gasp!! Tosh, these are incredible! Wonderful colors and details. Happy Anniversary!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

These are both STUNNING!! Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!!!

Gabriela said...

Oh how sweet! congratulations on your 20th wedding anniversary and best birthday wishes to your FIL. Your cards are marvelous.

Connie said...

WOW!! Not only 1 great masculine card but 2!!! These are both so wonderful, Tosh...I am sure they will both love them!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Oh Tosh, you amaze me!! Both of these cards are so gorgeous!! I LOVE the dp...and those colors are completely yummy!!!

Ummm...is that a button I see? AND a heart? What is going on here? What will be next...a monkey?? ROFLOL!!! Just kidding... Seriously though, you are the bomb!!

Love ya,
Laurie

Paul Merrill said...

My 20th today too!

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

What GORGEOUS cards! I especially love the one for your anniversary. The colors are just beautiful!

leenda said...

Very handsome artwork!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

Grace said...

Wow Tosh... these are both sooo wonderful! Your FIL will absolutely love his bd card! I love the image and sponging... and the little tag is just perfect. Your hubby will be thrilled with his Anniversary card too! Congratulations on 20 years! That's a great milestone and I wish you many more!!!

Thanks so much for your heartfelt comments on my blog! It is hard to lose a ring with so much sentimental value, but we are blessed to have so many wonderful years together! Thanks for your prayers.... I have not given up hope! Who knows... it could turn up when I least expect it!

Happy Anniversary!!!

Mothermark said...

Happy Anniversary Tosh! I feel sorta bad we picked your Annivesary to have a tea party at your house. Ed is a trooper spending time giving lessons on how to milk cows to a bunch of strangers instead of time with his wife! Giggle....

Okay, we are outa there, now you can celebrate! Beautiful cards! Really beautiful!

Tell Ed thanks for being a good sport. And thank you for being a wonderful hostess....Hee!

Silke said...

Happy belated Anniversary!!! Hope you'll have many, many more wonderful years together!!!

Hope your FIL had a great exciting birthday too???

I love both of the cards you have made!!! You nailed the masculine look!!! I bet both of them loved the card too :)!!! Hugs ~S~

dpkennedy said...

These are both gorgeous! I love your paper choices and the warmth you bring to every project!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

GORGEOUS cards (as always), Tosh!!! Wonderful colors and richness. I think I need that hexagon nestie. Do tell it looks fabulous with the heart layered. Wonderful work!!! Blessings!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Happy Anniversary! Beautiful cards! Love the stamps, complimentary colors and wonderful details.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Happy 20th Anniversary to you and Ed, Tosh! That's fabulous! Both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous, of course. Oh, and I wanted to thank you and Ed for letting us throw the cow pies while we were at your place for the tea party yesterday. You sure are a good sport! Snugs!

Lynda Benden said...

These are both awesome Tosh! Love the colors! You are so talented!

ChristineCreations said...

Well happy anniversary young lady :)

Hope you had a wonderful time celebrating.

You can sponge and distress like no other. Both of these have such a wonderful warm feel!

Michelle said...

Great cards! Masculine cards can be so hard to do, but you make it look like a breeze. Fantastic color combo.

Dawn B. said...

Happy belated anniversary. From one cow gal to another. It takes so much hard work to be a farmer these days. I love your cards. I think the one to your hubby is perfect. We are all excited to get to come to your farm even if it is only cyberly....Someday we will have to swap cow stories. I miss my dad's farm.
Hugs.

Julia Aston said...

Love the colors on your wonderful 'men' cards Tosh! the nesties you used are super!

Conniecrafter said...

Awesome guy cards, love them both, great design, Happy Anniversary!

Rose Ann said...

Your FIL's card is so wonderful...and I love your fabulous layers!! Great masculine images and colors!!

A belated Happy Anniversary to you and your DH!! Your card is fabulous, and I bet he loved it!!

 
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